Lander Police Department receives excellence award during Community Traffic Safety Event
“See the difference. Always wear a seat belt!”
Trooper Colman showed the kids a seat belt demonstration.
Karla Borders, Injury Safety Outreach Coordinator was giving helmets today in Mr. D’s parking lot in Lander for a Community Traffic Safety Awareness event held in the parking lot of Mr. D’s. “Adults can have helmets too,” she said.
The helmets were donated by the Lander Cycling Club. And, after today’s events can be picked up at her office at 303 North Broadway in Riverton with a small donation of $5 going toward injury prevention resources.
The Lander Police Department were given an excellence award for a job well done during the 2016’s six weekend-long High Visibility Enforcement operations. In 2016, Super Bowl weekend, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas & New Year’s were all safer than ever before reports the Fremont County Agency. 2,859 stops were conducted throughout last year with only 1% of the stops leading to a DUI arrest.
A seat belt survivor award was also given to survivor, Tom Norwood, for choosing to wear a seat belt every time he drives the road. Norwood is a survivor of a crash. A seat belt saved his life. “I’m just grateful to be alive,” he said. The Norwood family are also grateful to still have him.
h/t Darrah Perez